May 4

Robert Burcham Barnes

Robert Burcham Barnes, 78, of Crossett died Thursday, April 8, 2005. Born January 24, 1927, in Clarksdale, MS, to William Harris and Lula Victoria Talley Barnes, he was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and a chemist for Georgia-Pacific. He was a Razorback football fan, loved to travel and enjoyed working on his computers. He had a great love for the Crossett Zoo and park. He was a Presbyterian.

Survivors include one son, Theodore Brent Barnes of Crawfordville, FL; four daughters, Barbara Jo Barnes of Orange Beach, AL, Leigh Ann Moss of Suwanee, GA, Jennifer Pettey of Pensacola, FL, and Christine Lula Barnes and husband Budd of Port Orange, AL; four brothers, Harris Barnes and John Barnes, both of Clarksdale, William Barnes of Jackson, MS, and Edward Barnes of Tennessee; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

A memorial service will be held in Clarksdale at a later. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Crossett Zoo, P. O. Box 560, Crossett, AR 71635.

Macey Drew Jayna Meeks

Macey Drew Jayna Meeks, one month old, of Crossett, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center.

Survivors include her parents, Kenny Meeks and Amanda Chidester Meeks of Crossett; two brothers, Hunter Meeks and Cody Kelly Meeks, all of Crossett; and her grandparents, Larry Meeks of Longview and Pat Hunter, Thomas Chidester and Shelby Chidester, all of Crossett. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, LeRoy Hunter.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Bastrop, LA, with Bro. Allen Eppinette, Bro. Darrell Holland and Danny Hill officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Cemetery in Bastrop.

Aiden Jon Richter

Aiden Joe Richter, eight-month-old son of Blake and Sarah Doles Richter of Humnoke, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005. He was born July 27, 2004, in Little Rock.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Carl and Pamela Doles of Humnoke, Richard and Faith Fowler of Lonoke, Donna and Larry Sledd of Hamburg and William Richter of Hamburg; great-grandparents are Barbara and Joe Jordan of Stuttgart, Carl and Jeanette Doles of Little Rock and Laura Kelly of Crossett; and his great-great-grandparents, Joe Doles of Stuttgart and Dorothy Warner of Conway.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Turpin Funeral Home of Stuttgart. Burial was at Flynn Cemetery.

Robert R. "Bobby" Riley

Mr. Robert R. "Bobby" Riley, 74, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. A native of Oak Grove, LA, and a resident of the Promise Land community outside Hamburg for over 45 years, he was Korean Conflict veteran of the United States Army. He retired in 1992 from Ashley-Chicot Electric after 39 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyne McClain Riley of Hamburg; a son, Michael Riley and wife Terri Lynn of Hamburg; a daughter, Lisa Timmons and husband Benji of Nashville; and two grandchildren, Gracie Campbell Riley of Hamburg and Heather Lynn Timmons of Nashville. He was preceded in death by his parents, George G. and Eva Smith Riley; a sister, Eva Jean Martin; and a brother, George G. Riley.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers are to be Mike Sanderlin, Jim Wells, Jackie, Ronnie, Phillip and Gerald Lauhon. Honorary pallbearers are to be the members of the Mist Deer Camp and Ashley Chicot Electric employees and retirees. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646 or to the Hamburg High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 30, Hamburg, AR 71646.

Lucille R. Robbins

Lucille R. Robbins, 84, of Crossett died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. Born December 28, 1920, in Center Point to Tillman Newton and Essie Burchfield Ray, she was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God of Crossett, where she was a long-time Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include four sons, Victor Wayne Robbins of Hensley and James David Robbins, Michael Robbins and Richard Lee Robbins of Crossett; two daughters, Margaret Ann Atkins and Rosemary Johnson, both of Crossett; two brothers, Max Ray of Crossett and Leon Ray of Hemet, CA; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Earl Robbins; two sons, Charles Ray Robbins and Billy Earl Robbins; and one sister, Lawanda Ray.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 2, in the First Church of God with Rev. Karvin Adams officiating. Burial was at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mary Elizabeth Croswell Temple

Mary Elizabeth Croswell Temple, 78, of Crossett died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Beverly Health Care of Crossett. She retired from Ashley County Medical Center and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Ralph Temple and wife Mary of Crossett; one daughter, Beth Reed and husband Mike of Hamburg; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Temple Jr.; her parents, Will and Bonnie Linder Croswell; six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Revs. Charles Pullin and Eric Hodge officiating. Burial was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Willie Mae Tullos

Mrs. Willie Mae Tullos, 80, of Bastrop, LA, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the Morehouse General Hospital in Bastrop. A native of Crossett; a resident of Bastrop since 1951 and a former resident of the Crossroads community outside Hamburg, she was a homemaker, a member of the Central Missionary Baptist Church in Bastrop, and a member of the Eastern Star, Chapter 12, in Bastrop. She enjoyed gardening, camping and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Mr. James W. Tullos of Bastrop; a son, James Tony Tullos and wife Myra of Bastrop; two daughters, Vicky Tullos Lee of Jasper and Beverly Jones and husband R.S., of Crossett; a sister, Bobbie Ann Pennington of Hamburg; six grandchildren, Shannon Davis of Walland, TN, Dennis and David Jones of Crossett, Gary Tullos of New Bern, NC, and April Tullos Bridges and Morgan Tullos of Bastrop; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Minnie Mae Williams Swan.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, at the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Dale Crumby and Thad Douglas officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers are to be Cecil Flowers, Johnny Linderman, Robert McDonald, Richard Gauntney, Gerald Morgan and Tommy Toland. Honorary pallbearers are to be Dr. Robert Lyon, R. S. Jones, Dennis Jones, David Jones and Gary Tullos. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to the Crossroads Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Glen Hollis, 916 Ashley Road 461, Hamburg, AR 71646.

May 11

Dorothy Mae Evans

Dorothy Mae Evans, 65, of Eudora died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove, LA. She was born August 6, 1939, in Lake Village to Earl and Frances Jeorgini Chappel and was a garment factory worker and member of North Side Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Ricky Evans and wife Elena of Lake Village, Danny Evans and wife Kathy of Oak Grove and Paul Evans of Eudora; three brothers, Henry Chappel of Texas, Gene Chappel of Alabama and Drew Chappel Brown of Texarkana; four sisters, Mary Wright of Texas, JoAnn Collier and Earlene Graham, both of Hamburg, and Kim Chappel Brown of Texarkana; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Evans; and one grandson, Daniel Jason Evans.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at North Side Baptist Church with Rev. Elmer Holiman officiating. Burial was to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Eudora.

Samuel Franklin

Samuel Franklin, 61, of West Memphis died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. A native of Lake Village, he had lived in West Memphis for the past 10 years.

Survivors include one brother, William Franklin and wife Betty of West Memphis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe Sr. and Edna Spencer Franklin; and one sister, Juanita Cameron.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg with Supt. Jasper Mays officiating. Pallbearers were William Franklin Jr., Thomas David, Marvin Spencer, Rickey Daniel, Gregory David and Charleston Pippen. Burial was at Lacey Cemetery.

Philip Ronald Higginbotham

Philip Ronald Higginbotham, 91, of Crossett, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born October 25, 1913, to James Edward and Rose Eugenia Hughes Higginbotham in West Monroe, LA, he Higginbotham was an active member of First Baptist Church where he served as secretary of the sixth grade Sunday School department. He retired from Georgia Pacific where he worked as a draftsman/surveyor and later as supervisor of the duplicating department. Mr. Higginbotham was on the volunteer fire department for 45 years and the Crossett Sewer Department for 40 years. He was an avid golfer and held the course record on sand greens at the Prairie Country Club, where he was member for 65 years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Honeycutt Higginbotham of Crossett; one son, Dr. Philip Ronald Higginbotham, Jr. of Spartanburg, SC; three grandchildren, Hayley Elizabeth Higginbotham, Philip Ronald Higginbotham III and Cary Lynn Hart; two step-grandchildren, Catherine April Lerch and Justin Stephen Lerch; one great-grandchild, Hunter Bradley Hart. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, in the Crossett First Baptist Church with Reverend Larry White officiating. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mazel Virginia Lalumandier

Mazel Virginia Lalumandier, 73, of Crossett died on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. Born on December 14, 1931, to Robert Edgar and Ellen Elizabeth Eddleman Jones in Hot Springs, Mrs. Lalumandier was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Crossett.

Survivors include three sons, Leroy Gilbert Lalumandier, III of Crossett, Ronald Steven Lalumandier of Texarkana, TX, and Hubert James Rossiter of Leland, NC; one daughter, Linda Jean Ables of El Dorado; one brother, David Jones of Hot Springs; four sisters, Margaret Reagan of Lampe, MO, Genevieve McCreary of Blue Eye, MO, Saronia Ritchie and Linda Kinder, both of Mansfield, TX; ten grandchildren and eigth great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Gilbert Lalumandier Jr., and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the First United Pentecostal Church with Reverend Larry Hickman officiating. Graveside services followed at 3:00 p.m. at Brown Cemetery in Beirne, AR, under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Donald L. Muenter

Donald L. Muenter, 71, of Crossett died Friday, April 29, 2005, at his residence. A native of San Francisco, CA, he was an U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, was a branch manager for Transamerica Insurance until his retirement and was a member of First Church of God of El Dorado.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Bonner Muenter; one son, Kurt Muenter and wife Heather of Beaverton, OR; three daughters, Kathy Legg and husband Chuck of Tigard, OR, Karen Muenter of Gresham, OR, and Kristi Crowell and husband David of Elmira, OR; four step-daughters, Kathy Goodrich and husband Randy of Bountiful, UT, Carmella Rainey and husband Bob and Monica Murry, all of Crossett, and Dianne Abrahamson of Vancouver, WA; one sister, Mary Jane Krie and husband Red of Seattle, WA; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guido Buffa and Elizabeth Buffa Muenter.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at First Church of God with Revs. Steve Walls, John Peters and Eric Hodge officiating. Young's Funeral Directors of El Dorado was in charge of arrangements.

Emilie Ardella Pennington

Emilie Ardella "Ella" McDougald Pennington, 89, of Crossett died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center. Born on April 23, 1916, in Crossett to Walter and Anna Lou Beall McDougald, Mrs. Pennington was a homemaker and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and working in her flower garden.

Survivors include one son, Bobby Pennington of Dallas, TX.; three daughters, Anna Ruth Venters of Benton, Bertha Warner of Pine Bluff, and Jackie Ramthun of Crossett; two brothers, Billy McDougald of Cabot and Lester McDougald of Sulphur, LA; three sisters, Elvie Clark of Crossett, Gladys Creed and Lela Cunningham, both of Bastrop, LA; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great crandchild. Mrs. Pennington was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Van Pennington, a granddaughter, Stephannie Ramthun, and a brother, Tom McDougald.

Funeral services were planned for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at the Magnolia Baptist Church with Bro. Jody Gannaway officiating. Pallbearers were to be Will and Tim Ramthun, Wes McDougald, John Stone, Dean Pagan and Keith Warner. Interment was to follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mary "Mickey" Duckworth Simpson

Mary "Mickey" Duckworth Simpson, 84, of Hamburg (Pine Hill community) died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Hamburg, a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Hollins and husband Rodney of Little Rock; one brother, Clinton Duckworth of Chicago, IL; three sisters, Annie Norman of Chicago, Robbie Brice of Louisville, KY, and Versie Bilbo of Orville, CA; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Simpson; her parents, James and Lidia Duckworth; three brothers, Howard, Clarence and Charles Duckworth; and two sisters, Blance Lowe and Bernice Tharpe.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Chapel Church with Rev. A. L. Owens officiating. Burial was at Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Jeffery Woodberry, Derrick Brice, Edward Brown, James Sutton, John B. Gibbs and Eddie Page.

Myrtice Jane Smith

Myrtice Jane Smith, 85, of Benton died Thursday, May 5, 2005, in Dillon, MT. Born April 15, 1920, in Long Prairie, Arkansas, she was a member of Calvary Assembly of God in Benton, a homemaker and Certified Nurse's Assistant at the Arkansas State Children's Colony in Alexander.

Survivors include two sons, W. M. Smith of Dillon, MT, and Eddy Dean Smith of Portland, OR; two daughters, Bettye Hansche of Ramona, OK, and Cathey Brittain of Tulsa, OK; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. D. Smith, in June, 1998.

Grave side services were planned for Tuesday, May 10, at 2 p.m. at Flat Creek Cemetery in Fountain Hill under the direction of Ashby Funeral Home of Benton.

Mrs. L. Evelyn Pack Streeter

Mrs. L. Evelyn Pack Streeter, 92, of Plano, TX, died Friday, May 6, 2005, in Plano. She was born on November 12, 1913, at Alread Hill near Nogo, Ark. A homemaker who attended the Spring Creek Church in Plano, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil F. Streeter, Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Streeter Campbell of Fayetteville, NC, and Marcel Streeter Pugh of Tomball, TX; two sons, Cecil F. Streeter, Jr., of Crossett and John F. Streeter of Plano; one sister, Wanda Simms of Stockton, CA; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grave-side services were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, at Pinewood Memorial Park with Bro. Mark Mosher officiating. Arrangements were by Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Mrs. Ruby Wahl

Mrs. Ruby Wahl, 67, of Hamburg died Sunday, May 8, 2005. at the Beverly Health Care Center in Crossett. Anative of Cleveland, AR, a resident of Hamburg for the past 32 years and a former resident of the Chicago, IL, area, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Lawrence "Jim" Wahl of Hamburg; a son, Ronald Wahl of Melbourne FL; a daughter, Barbara Hernandez of Shreveport, LA; a sister, Jetta Cato of Jerusalem, AR; and a granddaughter, Carmen Hernandez. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Beatrice Bradley Baker; two sisters, Clyde Church and husband Dale, and Bobbie Wilson.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Bobby Pennington and Rev. Klois Hargis officiating. Grave-side services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Reid Cemetery outside Cleveland. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home.

May 18

James Clinton Bolin

Mr. Clinton Bolin, 83, of Hamburg died Monday, May 16, 2005, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and Hamburg, he was a retired farmer and a Jehovah's Witness.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Verdun Bolin of Hamburg; two step-sons, Michael Herrington of Hamburg and Robert Cedotal of Simmsboro, LA; a step-daughter, Sharon Cook of Hamburg; two sisters, Joyce Kinnaird of Hamburg and Willene Henley of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Berdie Phillips Bolin; two sisters, Elizabeth Bolin and Merle Bolin and a brother, John D. Bolin.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial of ashes will be in the Eden Cemetery with arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Christopher Lee Cross

Christopher Lee Cross, 19, of Crossett died Wednesday, May 11, 2005. Born December 19, 1985, in Texarkana, TX, he was a 2004 graduate of Crossett High School, where he was an honor roll student, a Junior Rotarian, treasurer of HOSA and a member of Future Business Leaders of America. He excelled on the football field and was a 2003-04 All-District and All-State kicker/tight end. He worked in construction for PMC.

Survivors include his parents, Virgil and Lucretia Cross of Crossett; one sister, Candice Cross of Crossett; one brother, Steven Cross of Crossett; and his grandmother, Joan Doss of Alturas, CA.

A memorial service was held Monday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Eric Hodge and Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Jones Funeral Home of Crossett was in charge of arrangements.

George Estelle

George Estelle, 79, of Van Buren died Sunday, May 15, 2005, in a Van Buren nursing home. Born and raised in Hamburg, he was a member of Van Buren First Baptist Church, a retired regional director for the Farmers Home Administration in Crawford County and an U. S. Army veteran. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and had lived in Van Buren since 1955.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Davis and husband Bob of Pocola, OK, and Judy Bowen of Dallas, TX; one sister, Helen Crowder of McGehee; six grandchildren, Dibi Lay and husband Tim of St. Louis, MO, Courtney Schwalbe and husband Lt. Ken Schwalbe of California, Ashley Bowen of Chicago, IL, Douglas Bowen of Alma and Daren and Eric Estelle of Troy, MO; and three great-grandchildren, Kori, Emili and Carter Lay of St. Louis.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren. Pallbearers will be Bill Vickery, Bill Thomas, Charles Wimberly, Dean Woods, Bob Davis, Douglas Bowen and R. W. Ocker.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 310 N. Greenwood, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

Corrine "Cori" Garrett

Corrine "Cori" Garrett, 15, of Monticello died Monday, May 9, 2005. She was born April 3, 1990, in Monticello. She was a ninth grade student at Star City High school, where she was a member of the high school choir. She was a Baptist and loved music and being with her friends.

Survivors include her parents, Gerald and Sandy Edmonds Garrett of Monticello; two sister, Siobhan Garrett of Jacksonville, FL and Elyse Garrett of Monticello; two uncles, Herb Edmonds of Nampa, ID, and Michael Edmonds of Seattle, WA.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Herbert and Joy Edmonds; and an uncle, Thomas Edmonds.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello with Rev. Zan Pierce Jr. officiating. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery near Crossett.

Mrs. Virginia Elliot Mann

Mrs. Virginia Elliott Mann, 70, of Hamburg, died Friday, May 13, 2005, outside Hamburg as the result of an automobile accident. Mrs. Mann was a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and was raised in Hamburg. She was a resident of California for 48 years, a resident of Hamburg for the past 16 years, a homemaker and a member of the Eden Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Johnny William Mann and Billy Wayne Mann; a daughter, Mary Wheeler; a brother, Jerry Elliott and wife Jean, all of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Lanae Walters and husband Glen, Travis Mann and Christopher Morrow; and two great-grandchildren, Cody and Zachary Walters. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, J.W. Mann, in 2004, and her parents, Virtis and Amy Lou Walden Elliott.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the chapel of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Titsworth officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Mack Tomerlin, Jr., George Barfield Sweeney, Randy Tomerlin, Bill and Darrell Spurlock and Dale Reynolds.

Naomi "Toni" McCarver

Naomi "Toni" McCarver, 72, of Hattiesburg, MS, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Hattiesburg Convalescent Center. Born in Crossett, she graduated from Hamburg High School and Draughton School of Business. She worked in banking data processing, was a caregiver, a Catholic and a multi-talented artist.

Survivors include two sisters, Nancy McCarver Williford of Metairie, LA, and Johnsie Tucker of Charleston, MS; one brother, Paul Stillions McCarver of Hattiesburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Muriel McCarver.

Grave-side services were scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at Rome Cemetery in Rome, MS, with Rev. Tommy Conway officiating. Moore Funeral Home of Hattiesburg was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Joe Peacock

Mr. Joe Peacock, 56, of Montrose, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. A native and lifelong resident of Ashley County and the Mt. Pleasant community east of Hamburg, he was a retired farmer, a Baptist and served in the Arkansas National Guard.

He is survived by a son, Joseph Peacock and wife Heather of Portland; a daughter, Terah Martar and husband Jeff of Eudora; and two grandchildren, Sarah Peacock and Nathan Martar. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph L. and Bobbie Williamson Peacock, and a brother, Larry Peacock.

Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Revs. E. W. Ricks and David Williams officiating. Burial was to follow services at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Justin Carpenter, Keith Ladd, Stacy Trigleth, Jeremy Dalton, Franklin Ricks, Tommy Hooks and Scott Emerson. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, Cardiology Department, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Mr. Bryce Scranton

Mr. Bryce Scranton, 68, of Hamburg died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crossett. A native of Madison County, a resident of Hamburg for the past six years and a former resident of Monticello and Fayetteville, he worked for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for several years, and was a Vietnam era veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Gee Scranton of Hamburg; two brothers, Densil and Phillip Scranton both of Elkins; two step-sons, Robert Kelley of Hamburg and Ronnie Kelley of Portland; two step-daughters, Nancy Rice of Hamburg and Sandy Towe of Parkdale; nine step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Fern Allison Scranton.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Southside Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Pullin and Eugene Howie officiating. Burial followed services at the the Snyder Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Higginbotham, Douglas Crane, James Higginbotham, Louis Ricks, Glen Lawson, Mike Scranton, W. M. Wigley and Dewayne Brooks. Funeral arrangements were by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

May 25

Harold Setzler Carter

Harold Setzler Carter, 88, of Crossett died Monday, May 16, 2005. Born March 30, 1917, to William Dixon and Katie Johnson Carter in Crossett, he was a retired Baptist minister. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Eleanor M. Womble Carter of Crossett; one son, Charles Harold Carter and wife Diane of Crossett; one daughter, Sue Carolyn Reddick of Taylor; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at Magnolia Baptist Church with Reverend Eric Hodge and Joey Machen officiating. Pallbearers were Scott Carter, Jeff Machen, Steven Machen, Joey Machen, Edward Phillips and Cody Machen.Interment followed at Carter Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Calvin Frank Deal

Calvin Frank Deal, 84, of Crossett died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. Born on April 8, 1921 in Ladelle, the late Ed Richard and Laurie Clyde Ferguson Deal, he was an U. S. Army veteran and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. He retired from Georgia Pacific after 44 years of service. Mr. Deal was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, and playing rook.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Dorothy B. Carter Deal of Crossett; two sons, Gayle Deal and his wife Gloria and Eddie Deal and wife Pollye; one daughter, Frankie Jean Welchel and husband Terry, all of Crossett; one brother, Earl Armell Deal of Crossett, two sisters, Willie Deal Pritchard of Crossett and Margaret Louise Deal Smith of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren, Cindy Robinson, Downey Robinson, Russ Deal, Denise McMillan, Jackie Johnson, LeAnne Rhodes, and Ashley Miller, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Jessie Deal, a sister, Gladys Daniel, a brother, Shirley Ervin Deal and a great-grandson, Zachary Clark Russell.

Funeral services were planned at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, at Magnolia Baptist Church. Pallbearers were to be Wayland Stinson, Ronnie Goodman, Joe Rodgers, Jesse Harrison, Jim Bob McCormick, Harold Deal. Honorary pallbearers were to be grandsons Downey Robinson, Russ Deal, Scott McMillan, Jackie Johnson, Jason Rhodes, Stephen Miller and Scott Wheeler and nephews. Interment will follow at Deal Cemetery in Ladelle under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, AR.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Deal Cemetery Fund, C/O Gloria Deal, 144 Deal Drive, Crossett, AR 71635 or Magnolia Baptist Church, 822 Marais Saline Rd, Crossett, AR 71635.

Vertine LaFaye Dumas

Vertine LaFaye Dumas, 70, of Crossett died Monday, May 16, 2005, at Ashley County Medical Center. A native of Bradley County and a resident of Crossett for the past 53 years, she was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Jerry Miller of Crossett; one brother, Mack "M. C." Blackmon of Los Angeles, CA; five sisters, Faye Williams, Ruby Day, Anita Murray and Debra Murray, all of Los Angeles, and Yvonna Blackmon of Inglewood, CA; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dumas; her parents, Calvin Trotter and Elmira Blackmon; one sister, Lillie Moore; and five brothers, John T., Bobby and Billy Don Blackmon and R. L. and Joe Trotter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. B. J. Jackson officiating. Burial was at Westview Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Danny, James, Keith and Ray Charles Martin, Leon Thomas and David Childress.

James Kitchen

James Kitchen, 85, of Wilmot died Sunday, May 8, 2005. Born September 17, 1917, Jim and Minnie Kitchen in Wilmot, in his early years, he was a farmer, worked at a hardware store, ran several small businesses, was a carpenter, owned a lumber yard and was a construction worker. He was a deacon, chairman of the deacon board, superintendent of Sunday School and BTU director of First Baptist Missionary Church of Wilmot.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Kitchen; one son, Charles Kitchen and wife Berlinda of Wilmot; one daughter, Shirley Thomas and husband Eugene of Wilmot; four sisters, Annie Lee Goree of Wilmot, Inez Freeman of San Francisco, CA, Minnie Lou Shelton of Milwaukee, WI, and Dorothy Fillmore and husband Phillip of Gary, IN; five brothers, Earl Kitchen and Jim Kitchen, both of Wilmot, Odis Kitchen of Little Rock, Luther "A. B." Kitchen and wife Leaster of Santa Rosa, CA, and Wiley Kitchen of Dermott; 12 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by two sons, Bobby and Willie James Kitchen; and one sister, Maggie Thomas.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Missionary Church of Wilmot with Revs. James Crockett, Albert Fenceroy and Archie Smith officiating. Burial was at Jim Smith Cemetery in Wilmot under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Eudora. Pallbearers were Rocky Kitchen, Bill Kitchen, Cleveland Parker, Nathaniel Whitaker and Eugene Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were William Jackson and Carl Mackie.

Nellie Jean Spencer

Nellie Jean Spencer, 60, of Fountain Hill died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at her residence. A native of Drew County, she had lived in Fountain Hill for the past 26 years. She was a retired school bus driver for Fountain Hill Public Schools and a member of Holy Divine Church in Lacey.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Marvin Spencer; two sons, Marvin Spencer Jr. of Fountain Hill and Kevin Spencer of North Carolina; three daughters, Vanessa Spencer of Fountain Hill and Jacqueline and Eugenia Spencer, both of Compton, CA; three brothers, Johnny Veasey of Michigan City, IN, Shannon Veasey of Lacey and Joe Veasey of Monticello; three sisters, Betty Wright of Victorville, CA, Annie Mae Garrett of Michigan City and Lucille Prosper of Monticello; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Clara Daniels Veasey; three brothers, R. D. Daniels and Jimmy and Sterling Veasey Jr.; and one sister, Mattie Veasey Perkins.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, at 1 p.m. at Holy Divine Church in Lacey with Rev. Melvin Foster officiating. Burial will follow at Veasey Cemetery under the direction of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers will be Tommy Lee David, Daryll Daniels, Rick Daniels, Bryan Wilson, Reggie Wilson and Jonathan Wilson.

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